When Griffon Minos was unavailable to perform his duty as the Judge of departed souls, his subordinate Balron René stepped in to wield his whip. At one of these moments René encountered the Saints of Athena who were invading the underworld. It was first the Pegasus and Andromeda saints who he performed a judgment on, but he had already been put under an illusion by Gemini Kanon. As such nothing he did took place, even cutting Shun, the soon to be Hades’ body to pieces. Terrified for his blasphemy he ran outside to search for the body which had mysteriously disappeared, along the way he encountered Wyvern Rhdamanthys who exposed the Gemini Saint’s bluff. René caught Kanon with his whip but the Saint sent a Cosmo spark through the whip which destroyed him.